Starters on charity strategy, impact and enthusiasm

Some recent resource material for charity trustees and managers.

Sector think tank New Philanthropy Capital has a new briefing paper for trustees following its seminar on charity strategy, ‘Developing an effective strategy: An introduction for trustees‘. Sections cover topics such as The right team for the job and the importance of context, with a couple of short case studies.

Also from NPC, a briefing paper on how trustees can ensure their charities are focusing on impact, also following on from a seminar. ‘Developing an effective strategy: An introduction for trustees‘ has a few more case studies and focuses on the Impact Cycle of ‘Plan, Do, Assess, Review’.

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Transforming culture for organisational success

An interesting article from The Management Centre is headed with the quote “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” from legendary management consultant and writer Peter Drucker. This doesn’t mean that strategy is unimportant, but rather that a powerful and empowering culture is a surer route to organisational success.

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Some tips on good strategic planning

An article in the May edition of ‘Governance and Compliance’ magazine from ICSA addresses how a lack of strategic planning in charities can prevent boards from driving the organisation forward.

The piece gives some factors in how a strategy is devised, the structuring of board engagement, avoiding pitfalls and other tips. Read ‘Plan for the future’ here.

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